Book Review – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World

The Complete Idiots Guide To Walt Disney World review

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World

Author: Doug Ingersoll
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Alpha (Penguin Group); Reprint edition (September, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61564-112-3
Price: $18.95

When people ask me about Walt Disney World, you can hear me saying, “Been there; done that.” I do not know everything, but I do know lots about Disney. My credentials: many visits to both Disneyland and Disneyworld on 50+ lengthy trips since my first ones in 1972 and 1986, past season pass purchases to both, DVC membership as well as two Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations. So when I say Doug Ingersoll’s The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World is a well-organized, easy to read overview of the resort complex, I know what he is talking about.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide’s reviews and tips are common sense advice. Coupled with online,,,, and podcasts resources, it answers the questions most novices raise on the first tip to the home of the mouse. This book with its organized sections on planning a trip, budget, transportation, tickets, and suggested strategies; deluxe, moderate, value, off property hotels nearby, villas, and campground accommodations; dining; theme park attractions; Downtown Disney; and other activities and attractions on and off site is a good reference for trip planning.

Believe it or not Disney Magical Express and free transportation throughout the resort hotels, theme parks, and downtown area – complimentary services for on property guests – is visitor friendly for travelers without cars. Transportation Chart on page 28 is solid – wish it were a pull-out. As I was reminded about many good to know things (like the Disney Photo Pass, Fast Pass, and extra Magic Hours for WDW guests), I decided to find time for NYC Babycakes cupcake store, the Tambu Lounge, and the Wave next trip.

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  1. Maybe when I finally am able to visit Disney World in Florida, I might need this companion book. I have visited Disneyland, and the California Adventure Park, many times since I am a California native. Yet I have never been able to travel that far across our vast United States to live my dream of seeing Disney World.

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